Why is it a differentiator? Why do our clients care?
Total Station System:
The general contractor’s construction timeline on projects over the past decade have become so compressed due to the time cost of money and owner’s need to start generating revenue that every hour the client isn’t operating in there facility is a dollar lost. This need for the construction team to address the rapidly altering construction sequence and design changes generated on even an hourly basis is paramount to the quality, efficiency and profitability of the firms. The total station system has been one of Parkway Construction’s revolutionary changes to allow our team to stay ahead of this construction evolution. Parkway Constriction’s engineering staff and field personnel’s utilization of CAD and survey systems allows for increased accuracy and efficiency in planning, layout, and construction. Our clients have directly benefited from our use of the tools on multiple levels. When we can complete our underground layout 4 days faster, that is four days earlier our clients can get the floors poured. With the increased accuracy we know our layout is correct before the wall lines are layout on a poured concrete slab, thus eliminating the lost time of breaking and patching the concrete to correct an improper layout. It is not uncommon for our field staff to discover errors in layout from other trade firms such as the foundation layout, electrician underground rough-in etc. Discovery and correction of these mistakes saves our clients and other team members time and money which in the end benefits the owner in opening their facility that much faster. It is a simple question: Do you want your team members to perform their work accurately and efficiently the first time?
Building Information Modeling (BIM):
With building systems becoming more complex and architectural designs requiring precision in space design, BIM is becoming a necessary requirement in the construction process. The only issue with this process, is today’s construction trade firms do not have the knowledge or experience in BIM to support this construction mainstay. Here at Parkway Construction we have taken our use of CAD and the expertise in the total station system to the next level. We have been utilizing BIM modeling to assist in material quantities and visual diagraming of our plumbing systems for our field personnel. Parkway Construction’s evolution in BIM modeling has transformed from field efficiency to assisting our general contractor clients, engineers and architects working through challenging construction coordination issues. Where even to this day most of the plumbing industry has no software, knowledge, or BIM modeling experience we continue to support of field staff and clients with this invaluable tool. Though it is very feasible we have saved our clients, engineers and architect more money though its powerful problem solving capabilities than we have gained through its efficiency for our field crew; we believe this is the service our clients need and require from their construction partners.